Rising Seas Risk Death Sentence for Some Nations

From an AP story by Edith M. Lederer and Jennifer McDermott headlined “UN chief: Rising seas risk ‘death sentence’ for some nations”:

The United Nations chief warned that global sea levels have risen faster since 1900 and their relentless increase puts countries like Bangladesh, China, India and the Netherlands at risk and acutely endangers nearly 900 million people living in low-lying coastal areas.

In a grim speech to the Security Council’s first-ever meeting on the threat to international peace and security from rising sea levels, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared that sea levels will rise significantly even if global warming is “miraculously” limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), the elusive international goal.